Bauhaus 100


Michele Racioppi


Docomomo US staff


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2019 is the centenary of the Bauhaus. Events, exhibitions, museum openings, and more are scheduled throughout the year to commemorate this influential school and its impact on modernism. We have compiled a list of some ways you can mark the occasion, Bauhaus-style.


Not surprisingly, Germany, the country where the school originated, is brimming with Bauhaus-related events. Some unique activities include a Bauhaus Marathon and a traveling Bauhaus Bus fashioned after the iconic school building (the bus is also making stops in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Hong Kong). Two museums whose focus is on the Bauhaus are set to open this year, each in a city where the school was located: the Bauhaus Museum Weimar on April 6 and the Bauhaus Museum Dessau, which will house the second-largest Bauhaus collection in the world, on September 8.

There’s plenty to do stateside, too, of course. Make a pilgrimage to the Gropius house in Lincoln, MA, designed by Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius as his family home. Check out the slew of activities Aspen, CO, has planned, including a book club and a “Bauhaus Ball” reminiscent of the school’s many creative fêtes. The Elmhurst Art Museum, which owns the Mies van der Rohe-designed McCormick House, has three upcoming exhibitions on the topic.

We will update the list periodically as more events are announced. Organizing a Bauhaus event? Send it to us at and we will add it to the page.

Share the ways you are celebrating by tagging #Bauhaus100 #docomomo and #exploremodern on social media.

In the US:

The Bauhaus and Harvard
February 8 - July 28
Harvard Special Exhibitions Gallery, Cambridge, MA

Hans Arp's Constellations II
On view for the first time in 15 years
February 8 - July 28
Harvard University Research Gallery, Cambridge, MA

The Bauhaus at Home and Abroad
Selections from the papers of Walter Gropius, Lyonel Feininger, and Andor Weininger
Through May 24
Houghton Library, Cambridge, MA

Creating Community: Harvard Law School and the Bauhaus
Explore Harvard Law School's connection to the Bauhaus and its role in shaping campus life.
Through July 31
Langdell Hall's Caspersen Room, Cambridge, MA

Arresting Fragments: Object Photography at the Bauhaus
Featuring 90 prints from the Bauhaus Archive, Berlin, collections
March 28 - September 1
MIT Museum, Cambridge, MA

Radical Geometries: Bauhaus Prints, 1919-33
February 9 - June 23
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Jan Tschichold and the New Typography: Graphic Design Between the World Wars
February 14 - July 7
Bard Graduate Center, New York, NY

The Bauhaus at 100: Modernist Legacies
February 16 - May 5
LACMA, Los Angeles, CA Traveling Exhibition
Through February 15 North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
June 6 - July 14 Seattle WA

Exhibitions & Events at the Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL
February 16 - April 14: Assaf Evron & Claudia Weber
February 16, 1:30 pm: Guest Lecturer Margret Kentgens-Craig will expand on the legacy of the legendary school and its lasting effects in the United States. 
February 23 - April 20: The Whole World a Bauhaus 
March 1 - March 22: Virtual Bauhaus: An Interactive Exhibition

Great Ideas of Bauhaus: Print Exhibition
June 5 - July 18
Red Brick Center for the Arts, Aspen, CO

In Germany:

Bauhaus and America. Experiments in Light and Movement
Through March 10
Westphalian State Museum of Art and Cultural History, Münster, Germany

Bauhaus Imaginista: Still Undead, Berlin
March 15 - June 10
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

Henry van de Velde: Pioneer of the Bauhaus on the crossroads of modernism
March 15, 2019 - January 15, 2020
House Schulenburg Gera, Gera, Germany

Listing of events and exhibitions planned at the Bauhaus Dessau

Trienniale of Modernism
September 26 - 29 in Weimar
October 4 - 6 in Dessau
October 11 - 13 in Berlin

& Beyond:

Tel Aviv White City Bauhaus Tour

Bauhaus: Pioneers of a New World
February 9 - May 26
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands

More Bauhaus inspiration:

From Bauhaus to Aspen: Herbert Bayer and Modernist Design in America, by Gwen Finkel Chanzit and Daniel Liebskind, 2005.

The Bauhaus and America, by Margret Kentgens-Craig, 1999. 

The New Bauhaus, a film about Laszlo Moholy Nagy, to be released in 2019.

Bauhaus World, a free three-part documentary from German broadcaster made to celebrate the occasion of #Bauhaus100 

Women of the Bauhaus, a short feature by Evelyn Adams on the female pioneers of the Bauhaus.

17 Bauhaus Instagram feeds to follow